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Lunchtime Learning Webinars

We are really looking forward to the informal lunchtime learning sessions from the winners of this year's AUDE Awards. They begin on 6 June and you can find further information online at the link below. In this session, the successful recipient of the AUDE Reaching Higher Award, the University of Manchester, will talk about the team's initiative Support for Manchester Christmas Dinners for Care Leavers. Christmas is a reminder for many care leavers that they are alone and can be a time to dread. The dinner provides care leavers aged 18 to 25 with a Christmas Day to remember. Alison Shedlock will talk about this incredible annual event, which was originally started by the University's former Chancellor Lemn Sissey OBE and has been galvanised by the Estates and Facilities Team. Hear all about the project and what makes it a wonderful and memorable experience they will never forget!

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Upcoming Events

Joint London, South East & South West Regional Meeting


Arts University Bournemouth

South West, South East and London Regional Directors Meeting 
31 May 2024 Arts University Bournemouth  
The Library Conference Centre Room F005/6 

AUDE Executive Committee Meeting


MS Teams Online

Calculating the Cost of Net Zero surgery - June


Online via MS Teams - 11am-12pm

This surgery is for those using the ‘Cost of Net Zero’ calculator and seeking technical support. 

Cost of Net Zero - new report and calculator tool

With the publication of the new 'Cost of Net Zero' report and accompanying cost calculator tool, university estates directors not only have a means to calculate the overall likely cost of bringing the estate to net zero carbon, but a checklist of the kinds of activity that will need to be prioritised. As society changes we must lead that change, for instance in our support for lower carbon cost transport, electrification and the decarbonisation of the electricity supply. For those who haven’t yet started down this path, this is a good place to start, including for those who don’t want the expense of external consultancy support. For those that already have a map of where they are going and how much it will costs them this will help them sense check along the way.

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AUDE Awards Lunchtime Learning sessions


Fiona Sander

Meet this year's AUDE Awards winners  and hear about their work and award winning projects in a series of short 30 minute webinars.

Better than ever: AUDE Awards shortlist announced


Martin Higgs

We are immensely proud today to be able to share the names of the shortlisted estates teams, projects and individuals in this year’s AUDE Awards, along with the nominated organisations in our AUDE Supplier of the Year Award. 

AUDE Vacancy: Chairperson of our Conference Steering Group


Martin Higgs

Would you like to join the AUDE Executive Committee as Chairperson of our Conference Steering Group? There's an upcoming vacancy in this volunteer position that does so much to shape members' experience of AUDE.

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New report on Strategic Facilities Management challenges

Our new publication ‘The use and impact of technology on FM service provision in universities’, is the report of the July 2023 roundtable discussion held with colleagues from our Strategic Facilities Management Group (led by Lucy Black of the University of Plymouth), and representatives from partner organisations including Sodexo, OCS and Skanska. As Lucy Black explains in the document, ‘the Strategic FM group within AUDE commissioned a review into the use of technology in delivering FM services in the Higher Education sector.’ The roundtable event looked at three main headings, namely FM service delivery challenges; the development of new technologies; and their subsequent adoption.

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AUDE Sodexo Social and Informal Learning Spaces Report

AUDE set the brief on managing social and informal learning spaces (S&ILS) in the context of what AUDE’s members need to consider.

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Latest on Sustainability Leadership Scorecard

AUDE are today re-launching their existing Sustainability Leadership Scorecard (SLS), with a new look and feel and easier access. It is a free, online and available to all AUDE and EAUC members.

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Professional Development

AUDE believes that learning and development should be at the heart of a high-performing estates and facilities management team. As part of our role we will develop your knowledge through networking, providing you with relevant resources and a variety of events.

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Business Partners

AUDE are pleased to be partnered with the following businesses:

Over 30 years of experience across over 200 Higher and Further Education Institutions.

Avison Young

Multidisciplinary engineering practice Buro Happold works across sectors and scales to deliver sustainable projects and strategies for our clients, with a portfolio including over 100 Universities.

Buro Happold

EQUANS improves lives through better living and working environments. We help to balance performance with responsibility, enabling progress in a harmonious way.


Maris Education is a division of Maris Interiors LLP and specialises in providing fast-track, design, fit-out and refurbishment solutions for universities.

We take care of the essentials - so that our customers can be their best.


Your Trusted Partner in Education


SSE Energy Solutions is a division of SSE that delivers ‘Business Energy’ electricity & gas supply as well as ‘Distributed Energy’ infrastructure solutions to public and private businesses across the UK and Ireland.


Litmus logoLitmus is an independent facilities management and catering consultancy which has helped Universities optimise all aspects of their facilities management and foodservice resources since 1993.

The Litmus Partnership


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